Serving Monroe, Owen, and Greene Counties

My Impact

 

Reimagine Our Future

Reimagine new possibilities for all. 

Let’s rebuild a more equitable and resilient future. Together, we can help lift up our neighbors to build a stronger community. Give today!

 
Reimagine new possibilities for all.
 
This past year saw so many families and children in deep loss and uncertainty like Jack and Liz and Justin. Jack’s family lost a close aunt and cousin – and experienced devasting grief. Both of his parents were unemployed for months. 
 
Many people didn’t know where their next meal would come from. Some, like Liz’s mom, waited in a food pantry line for the first time ever. Justin’s grandparents were suddenly challenged with taking on remote learning for him and his siblings, but didn’t understand the technology or know where to turn 
for help.   
 
Challenges Laid Bare: The Community Takes Notice… 
The pandemic revealed and inflamed many social challenges and created life-altering conditions for thousands of families and children in our area. Housing insecurity and homelessness. Hunger. Lack of affordable health care and mental health services. Economic instability and wealth disparities. Social isolation, systemic racism, and economic inequities. 
 
With multiple social ills in plain view, our community took notice. Many looked to United Way to help solve these tough issues and reimagine a better normal that opens new opportunities! 
 
Embracing the Challenge as a United Way Family 
Embracing the challenge to rebuild and reshape a more equitable, more resilient future will take time, but it can be done — with strong leadership and dedication. Together, with the United Way family of donors and volunteers, we can help lift up our neighbors to build stronger communities. 
 
Your Support Affects Each Person it Touches 
This year, when you support United Way, your gifts will help families like Liz’s access healthy food all year. Your support will help remove obstacles for Justin’s grandparents so they can find the resources they and their grandkids need to succeed in school, remote and in-person. Your donations can help tear down walls to needed services such as virtual mental health services, transportation, and help with monthly bills. We can do all of this and more, together… 
 

Please join others and be a part of something bigger than you’d thought possible only a year ago. Help reimagine, rebuild, and reshape a future open to new possibilities, new ways of doing things for all.   

Give generously now and help lift up your neighbors to build a stronger community. Thank you!

Your ongoing contributions meant that United Way was ready to respond quickly to the pandemic -- bringing partners together and getting life-changing support to people in need. Since March 2020, above and beyond our annual agency grants, an additional $2.2 million in COVID Relief Funds has been directed to help families in Monroe, Owen, Greene, and Brown counties.

Your donation to United Way impacts 1 in 3 lives locally. And 90% of clients served at member agencies are low- to moderate-income.
 
Just as your support helped ensure a quick response to the pandemic, your help paves the way for United Way to lead the response to emerging needs, like housing insecurity and homelessness, hunger, and flood relief in the region. 


Read more about the impact of the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund >>

Your funds stay local, at work 24/7 achieving life-changing results through a network of member agencies, United Way led initiatives, and supported community partners.  

Read about our mission, goals, strategies, and values >>

 

Your Donation Builds Resilience:

  • $1/week provides clean blankets for 10 people displaced during disasters or emergencies
  • $2/week provides delivered groceries to make at least six meals each month for 50 homebound individuals
  • $5/week provides a child from a low-income family the opportunity to go to summer camp
  • $10/week provides help for 28 domestic abuse survivors to obtain new or replacement drivers licenses
  • $20/week provides a five-week parenting group with childcare and dinner for 4 families

Your Impact Last Year:

  • 95% of people residing in transitional shelter were able to move into stable, long-term housing.
  • 8,718 community members accessed affordable housing, financial products, and services.
  • 3,957 school-age youth participated in mentoring or after-school programs.
  • 57,807 hours of tutoring provided to 532 children.
  • 679 children in K-3 received literacy supports.
  • 260 people learned or were provided assistance with budgeting and money management.
  • 34,771 people participating in physical activity or healthy food access and nutrition programs.
  • 6,781 adults and children accessed physical and mental healthcare services and supports.

Read more about the impact of your donation >>

 

 
 
  • Financial Stability Alliance
  • Monroe Smart Start
  • Familywize Discount Prescription Card
  • Born Learning
  • Bank On Bloomington